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Vehicle Identification Number



The 17-character VIN label contains the following information (2004 Spectra as example):



Digits 1-3 - Make/Vehicle type: KNA = Kia Passenger Car
 
Digits 4-5 - Vehicle Line/Series: FE = LD (Spectra)
 
Digit 6-7 - Body Type: 12 = 2WD 4-door sedan, 16 = 2WD 5-door hatchback
 
Digit 8 - Engine Type/Restraint: 1 = 2.0L Gasoline engine & Air bags (manual belts), 2 = 2.0L Gasoline (SULEV) engine & Air bags (manual belts)
 
Digit 9 - Check digit
 
Digit 10 - Vehicle model year - ex. 4: 2004, 5: 2005
 
Digit 11 - Plant location: 5 = Hwasung Plant
 
Digits 12 through 17 (h): Serial Number

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Fig. VIN location-2003 Spectra shown, other models similar

 

 
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